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404 error with Tomcat immediately after installation (not working out-of-box)

Ben Green
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Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 2

I am trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b42CJ0r-1to&list=PLE0F6C1917A427E96&index=1&feature=plpp_video

I cannot get past the first 5 minutes. The part I get stuck is after adding Tomcat server to Eclipse and starting the server. When I browse to localhost:8080 I just get this error:

HTTP Status 404 - /

type Status report

message /

description The requested resource (/) is not available.
Apache Tomcat/7.0.27


I am running a fresh copy of Windows 7 x64. Just downloaded latest versions of Java SDK, Eclipse EE, and Tomcat today. Can anyone provide some assistance with this? It seems like it should be simple!
Ben Green
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Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 2

Well it turns out the answer is in later in the video I linked to! The solution is to change the server location settings. Right-click Tomcat server in the Eclipse server list, and click Open. Change server location to "User tomcat installation" and then it works.
 
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